Self Assessments

Self-awareness is essential to making good major and career decisions.  The following assessments help you to understand yourself better: who you are, what interests you, and what you value.  Although you can take these assessments on your own, you may wish to make an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss your results.

Focus-2   Focus-2

Focus-2 is a comprehensive career planning tool that you access through MustangJOBS on your Cal Poly Portal. You can take five mini-assessments that measure your work and leisure interests, personality, skills, and values; view careers that match your personal characteristics; and learn more about careers that interest you.

O*Net Interest Profiler   O*Net Interest Profiler

The O*Net Interest Profiler can help you learn about your interests and how they relate to the world of work.

http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

 

MyPlan Values Sort   MyPlan Values Sort

This interactive values sort helps you to recognize and prioritize what is most important to you in a career.

http://www.myplan.com/assess/values/pg1.php

 

Career Decision-Making Assessments   Career Decision-Making Assessments

This website features eight assessments that measure different aspects of career decision-making, such as your decision-making style and the reasons you may be struggling to make a decision. If you're having difficulty with major or career decision-making, this resource can help you to understand the problem more clearly.

http://kivunim.huji.ac.il/cddq/

Authentic Happiness   Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happinness is a University of Pennsylvania project that features 19 questionnaires measuring various aspects of personality and emotional wellness. While not directly related to career, these assessment may increase your self-awareness, an important component of career decision-making.

https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/

Standardized Assessments

Career Services administers two standardized career assessments: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, which measures personality preferences, and the Strong Interest Inventory®, which measures career interests. Both assessments are available free of charge. A Career Counselor can help you decide if taking a standardized assessment is right for you. If you're interested in taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® or Strong Interest Inventory®, make an appointment with your Career Counselor.

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